Peaceful Country Farmhouse
Nikki’s farmhouse had everything we needed, along with a few nice surprises, to unwind, relax and enjoy our vacation. My wife and I spent two full weeks there over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays this year (2013/2014). We were delighted to discover that Nikki is an excellent masseuse with 20 years professional experience and we both had three massages each during our stay. To get a massage you simply walk out the back door and right into Nikki’s place where she has a massage table set up underneath an outdoor covered patio-type arrangement. The experience is quite unique because you’re on a massage table, outdoors in the tropics, listening to tropical birds and getting a 1st class massage. I had one massage during a tropical rainstorm and it was a blast! She also has a far infrared sauna that we used every morning. The farmhouse itself was quite comfortable and has everything you need for an extended stay. I really enjoyed getting up every morning and feeding our leftover scraps to the chickens and saying hello to Whitey and Sweetpea (the two very friendly and cute farm cats). Nikki is also a very friendly and accommodating host whom we really enjoyed getting to know. A few tips / recommendations: - Try the outdoor shower ... it's exhilarating - Get fresh organic eggs from Nikki - Buy fresh caught fish (mahi-mahi if delicious) and grill it on the propane grill (on the lanai) - Check out the local tavern on Saturday night for live entertainment (ask Nikki which tavern) - Highly recommend Super J's in Captain Cook for authentic and super yummy Hawaiian Lau Lau (chicken or pork) - Take the one hour drive to the volcano national park and spend the day there Bottom line, we arrived at Papalani stressed out, exhausted and over-worked (running a small business can suck it all out of you) and we left feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and quite happy and satisfied with everything Nikki and her farmhouse had to offer.
Peaceful, Spacious Organic Farmhouse a Nature Retreat Spa Services Available